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    1. Junior Member Vdub2CooperS's Avatar
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      12-07-2009 10:35 PM #1
      Well, after 6 weeks and 1500 mile on my GTI's odometer I have to say the Dynaudio is breaking in quite well. The speaker have had around 50-60 hours of use and the system has definitely settled out. Much less punchy and peaky than when I took delivery. I am an audiophile and will always upgrade a car's audio system but I didn't think the upgrade was worth it at first. I was used to my MINI's Harman Kardon audio upgrade (which was fantastic in my R53 MINI and very good in the R56 MINI). Front the beginning the Dynaudio speakers would rattle the door panel by the armrest/handle, Bass was very distorted, Mids were over powering and highs were sharp/crackly. All of that nonsense is now gone and I'm left with and amazing sounding factory audio system. This speakers are so clear sounding now and will only get better in the future! The only thing that I could fault in the Dynaudio is that I wish it could just hit a little bit lower octave (Interpol tunes there instruments in D minor). All in all the upgrade is well worth it and for the money it's a no brainer. If I were on the fence about the upgrading I would jump on the side of Dynaudio and wait if the car you want is unavailable. You will not be disappointed and that's my 2 cents.

    2. 12-08-2009 01:08 AM #2
      thanks for this, my TDI is on order and i've been on the fence about if the Dynaudio was worth getting or not

    3. 12-08-2009 01:14 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by tpotp »
      thanks for this, my TDI is on order and i've been on the fence about if the Dynaudio was worth getting or not

      definitely worth the price (and then some)


    4. 12-08-2009 01:41 AM #4
      Unfortunately in Canada, if you want the dynaudio, you have to get the tech package which is an additional 2k to the car.

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      12-08-2009 03:03 AM #5
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      12-08-2009 10:21 PM #6
      Another audiophile checking in...

      The Dynaudio system for the MKVI is very good. I hate my MKV system. I about cried when I found out how good the Dynaudio system was.

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      12-08-2009 10:27 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by roflmaoz »
      Unfortunately in Canada, if you want the dynaudio, you have to get the tech package which is an additional 2k to the car.

      And in the TDI, it's not available at all.
      Absolutely ridiculous in a car that's close to 34K$ OTD here.
      Well, at least we get leather sport seats...


    8. 12-08-2009 10:42 PM #8
      Its well worth every penny
      VW has not had anything worth keeping since the Monsoon from 2000-01 etc...

      LOVE this system - I consider myself a picky audiophile as well - and this is very very nice


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      12-09-2009 12:38 AM #9
      You guys make me jealous. I really wish I could have added the tech package onto my car but it was already built once we received pricing up here in Canada.

      The stock GTI stereo is adequate, but it's definitely not fantastic in any respect.


    10. 12-09-2009 12:57 AM #10
      I ordered it, too, on my Golf TDI (which only exists as a number), so I'm glad to hear this!

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      12-09-2009 01:37 PM #11
      Has anyone added a subwoofer? If so, which one and where was it put in?
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      12-09-2009 02:40 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Simmsled »
      The Dynaudio system for the MKVI is very good. I hate my MKV system. I about cried when I found out how good the Dynaudio system was.

      Dynaudio for mk6 is only 8 channels and 300W only.

      I am installing EOS 10-channel 600W Dynaudio in my mk5.


      Modified by maloosheck at 2:41 PM 12-9-2009


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      12-09-2009 02:54 PM #13
      Quick question please. Someone on GolfMk6.com is whinning that dynaudio sucks and he wants to replace. Anyone have measurements on the speakers? I know there are 8. The tweets up in the sail plates (inside the review mirrors) look like 1.25" or 1.5" units. Midrange/Bass units in the doors - I seem to remember reading that they were 8" coax speakers? Would appreciate any info so I can pass along.

      Personally, I think the poster is an idiot and I LOVE dynaudio in my GTI. Best $476 I've spent and I have posted several places that I doubt you could do better aftermarket for twice that amount. But people are entitled to their opinions so I'm going to be nice and try to help out.

      Thanks!


    14. 12-09-2009 05:20 PM #14
      GolfMk6.com is a wiener - simple.

      Get the Dyna and enjoy


    15. 12-09-2009 07:21 PM #15
      I honestly haven't looked TOO closely, but what does this Dynaudio system consist of? Speakers and amplifiers? As mentioned, in Canada it was part of a $2k+ tech pkg that I did not need... so I barely glanced at it.

      What cost do you US owners face for this upgrade?


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      12-10-2009 12:04 AM #16
      Only $476 is you pay MSRP for it.
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      12-10-2009 12:21 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by maloosheck »

      Dynaudio for mk6 is only 8 channels and 300W only.

      I am installing EOS 10-channel 600W Dynaudio in my mk5.


      Modified by maloosheck at 2:41 PM 12-9-2009

      The Dynaudio system is two channel like any other car audio system designed for music. Increasing the number of drivers and watts does not indicate anything about the sound quality increasing or not. My 60 watt tube system at home sounds much better than most solid state systems with hundreds of Watts, and there are many amazing speakers out there that only have two drivers per speaker. There are amazing speakers with a single driver for that matter.

      I have never even heard of EOS so I have no idea if there stuff is good bad or w/e, but I wouldn't use those two specs as my basis for sound quality.


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      12-10-2009 12:50 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by afrost »
      I have never even heard of EOS so I have no idea if there stuff is good bad or w/e, but I wouldn't use those two specs as my basis for sound quality.

      Pretty sure he was referencing the VW EOS. You know, the overpriced convertible? Which has more power & more drivers to overcome the occasional lack of a roof. My concern would be that the point of the Dynaudio system is that it is at least somewhat tuned for the car it's in. So putting an EOS system in a Rabbit may not have the best result.

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      12-10-2009 01:34 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by MaxHedrm »

      Pretty sure he was referencing the VW EOS. You know, the overpriced convertible? Which has more power & more drivers to overcome the occasional lack of a roof. My concern would be that the point of the Dynaudio system is that it is at least somewhat tuned for the car it's in. So putting an EOS system in a Rabbit may not have the best result.

      Ah I see missed the Dynaudio part of the 600 watt system. If it's a more expensive system from the same company there is a good chance that it will sound better.....best thing would be if you heard it in person and know you like it better.


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      12-10-2009 10:08 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by afrost »
      The Dynaudio system is two channel like any other car audio system designed for music.

      Not sure what you mean 2 channel.

      mk6 Golf Dynaudio: http://dynaudio.com/eng/auto/golf.php
      EOS Dynaudio: http://dynaudio.com/eng/auto/eos.php


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      12-10-2009 10:37 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by koala »
      You guys make me jealous. I really wish I could have added the tech package onto my car but it was already built once we received pricing up here in Canada.

      The stock GTI stereo is adequate, but it's definitely not fantastic in any respect.

      I wouldn't really worry about it,you can really put a nice system aftermarket if you want too.

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      12-10-2009 12:06 PM #22
      I added a 10" JL to the Dynaudio system and absolutley love it. It was just missing a little low end grunt!

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      12-10-2009 12:11 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Frankie92481 »
      I added a 10" JL to the Dynaudio system and absolutley love it. It was just missing a little low end grunt!

      Where did you put it and how hard was the hook up?


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      12-10-2009 03:13 PM #24
      Hookup was easy. Purchased a line level converter and hooked it into the rear speaker leads off the head unit. Placed the sub and amp in the back corner of the cargo area.

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      12-10-2009 04:59 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by maloosheck »

      Not sure what you mean 2 channel.

      mk6 Golf Dynaudio: http://dynaudio.com/eng/auto/golf.php
      EOS Dynaudio: http://dynaudio.com/eng/auto/eos.php

      Ah I see since they are using digital amps they are using separate amp channels for each driver and using digital filters instead of a traditional crossover. Mainly what I meant was that it's stereo sound not multichannel like DVD, and adding more speakers/drivers to stereo sound does not necessarily increase or decrease the sound quality.

      If you've heard the EOS system and it sounds significantly better go for it, but I wouldn't be sure of it from specs alone.



      Modified by afrost at 10:03 PM 12-10-2009


    26. 12-19-2009 02:38 PM #26
      I have a full Dyn set from the EOS, where can I find its wiring diagrams, want to build it into my Jetta V, if possible

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      12-19-2009 07:05 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by VW4MESA »
      I have a full Dyn set from the EOS, where can I find its wiring diagrams, want to build it into my Jetta V, if possible

      What do you currently have in Jetta? Premium7 or DSS?


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      12-19-2009 07:17 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by maloosheck »

      Not sure what you mean 2 channel.

      mk6 Golf Dynaudio: http://dynaudio.com/eng/auto/golf.php
      EOS Dynaudio: http://dynaudio.com/eng/auto/eos.php

      (Most) audio is 2-channel audio. This means there is a left track and a right track. You might be playing it back through more than 2 speakers but that does not change the fact that there are only two channels.

      This is like saying "I have a 7.1 home theatre system" and then you play back a dolby digital 5.1 track on that system... you're still only getting 5 channels of audio (0.1 is the LFE).


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      12-19-2009 11:38 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by koala »
      (Most) audio is 2-channel audio. This means there is a left track and a right track. You might be playing it back through more than 2 speakers but that does not change the fact that there are only two channels.

      Oh this I understand. I was just referring to separate amps in the xover.


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      12-20-2009 11:57 PM #30
      The only thing I think the Dynaudio system could use is a sub. They should make something like the JL kit that integrates the sub into the hatch area.
      I think, with my limited experience with this system, I think it has good clarity and it WAS specifically designed for the GTI. Unlike the MKV where they just put 10 speakers in the car.

    31. 12-21-2009 08:44 AM #31
      Its the RCD 300/ MP3, I would have used an aftermarket amp, but if there was a way of using the Lear amp, then I would.

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      12-21-2009 08:55 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by 06TornadoGTIPete »
      The only thing I think the Dynaudio system could use is a sub.


    33. 12-21-2009 09:08 AM #33
      Would an under the seat type powered sub work? I hate to lose trunk space.

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      12-21-2009 10:17 PM #34
      Any sub is better then no sub in my book. The Subaru my wife used to have had a factory sub under the drivers seat and it seemed to work well.

    35. 12-23-2009 02:31 AM #35
      Vdub2CooperS:

      Hey thanks for the update/report. I am getting the same rattling or vibration in my doors. I don't have my settings high and the vibration is annoying me. But after reading your post, I'm going to give it some time for the Dynaudio to settle and break in. I was close to bringing it to the dealership and having them diagnose the problem, which I'm weary of doing because that would mean take my doors apart and I fear that it won't be put together the same way a factory install. Btw, my car is less than a week old.

      Anyways, thanks for the report.

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